Dr. Charlie Peterson, MD

Charlie Peterson, MD

Charlie Peterson, MD

“I hope my patients feel I not only provide medical and technical expertise, but also take the time to listen, answer questions, and have the thoughtfulness to understand how an injury or condition really affects their lives.”

Dr. Peterson is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon whom completed his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he graduated magna cum laude and was involved in several research projects in the orthopedic and internal medicine fields. While there, he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, a prestigious medical school honor society. Dr. Peterson went on to complete orthopedic residency training at the Mayo Clinic, widely regarded as one of the premier orthopedic institutions in the world.

Dr. Peterson subsequently completed a specialty fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. During this time, he was a team physician for the New York Mets, New York Giants, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and St. John’s University. This gave him extensive experience treating all types of injuries and athletes, from professionals to weekend warriors.

A Seattle native, Dr. Peterson resides on Mercer Island with his wife and two children. They enjoy the hiking, kayaking and skiing that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If not practicing orthopedic medicine, one would likely find Dr. Peterson on the sidelines of his children’s sporting events, or traipsing around Seattle with his camera, looking for the perfect photographic subject.

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Physical Therapy

Dr. Peterson works with several physical therapy providers that can meet your specific needs. If surgery is not the course of action that is right for you, we have qualified professionals we can recommend. For additional information or specific questions, please call OSS.

We also offer these downloadable rehabilitation protocols for your reference.